The Porsche Cayman R Named Britain's Best Driver's Car 2011

Porsche Cayman R

Porsche Cayman R

The 11 cars, worth a total of almost £900,000, alongside Porsche Cayman R, included: McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes CLS64 AMG, Vauxhall Corsa VXR, Renault Megane Trophy, Caterham Supersport, Aston Martin Vantage S, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and BMW 1M.

The Porsche Cayman R has been named Britain's Best Driver's Car for 2011, having won the annual contest run by Autocar.

11 of 2011's most exciting new cars were tested on public roads and the racetrack to decide which offers the greatest thrill for the driver.

The 11 cars, worth a total of almost £900,000, alongside Porsche Cayman R, included: McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes CLS64 AMG, Vauxhall Corsa VXR, Renault Megane Trophy, Caterham Supersport, Aston Martin Vantage S, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and BMW 1M.

The six judges highlighted the Porsche Cayman R's completeness, steering and ride as features that stood out.

Second place was awarded to the Caterham Seven Supersport, priced at £22,995. Third place went to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, with the 911 GT3 RS achieving fourth.

Autocar's editor-at-large and Britain's Best Driver's Car judge, Steve Sutcliffe, said: "The Porsche Cayman R's steering is about as sweet as it gets and the ride is 150 times better than it has any right to be considering how little body movement there is when you're really going for it.

"Right now this car is as good as it gets when it comes to pure driver satisfaction. And that's saying something when the opposition is as good as it is."

Published 13 October 2011 Staff

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